Booneville beats Ozark for 50th time. Magazine wins its first homecoming game.
Booneville beat Ozark for the 50th time Friday night in a game played at Hillbilly Stadium.
The Bearcats (4-1, 2-0 Conference 4A-4) relied on the running of fullback Carson Ray to win four the fourth time in as many weeks. Ray ran 25 times for 131 yards and scored on runs of 1-, 2- and 3-yards.
Trent Wooldridge broke up a fourth down Dawson Deitz pass to end Ozark's second possession and the Bearcats drove 63 yards in 10 plays with Ray scoring from the 1 with 1:35 left in the first quarter to make it 7-0.
Before the halftime break there were turnovers by both offenses — Wooldridge recovered a fumble and Brandon Ulmer threw an interception — and four punts. A 10-yard Noah Reyes sack of Deitz ended Ozark's final drive of the half at the Bearcat 32.
The Bearcats went three and out on their first possession of the second half but their next two possessions lasted for 6:11 and 7:58 ending in Ray's second and third touchdowns.
Ray's 2-yard score with 11:26 to play in the game broke a 7-7 tie — Dietz had hit Bryant Burns for 38 yards and a touchdown with 5:42 left in the third quarter.
After Ozark (3-2, 1-1) turned the ball over on downs at the Bearcat 33 on their next possession there was 8:06 left on the clock. When Ray scored from the 3 there was 0:08 to play.
Besides Ray, the Bearcats got 66 yards on 18 carries from Brandon Ulmer.
Ozark was led by Daniel Woolsey with 12 carries for 41 yards and Dietz threw for 99 yards on 9-of-17 passing.
Magazine 36 Decatur 0
The Magazine Rattlers (3-2, 1-1 Conference 2A-4) celebrated the first football homecoming in school history with a sportsmanship rule, 36-0 win over the Decatur Bulldogs (0-4, 0-2).
Caleb Hyatt scored three Rattler touchdowns on runs of 12 and 1 yards and a 25 yard fumble return.
Xeng Yang, a sophomore who moved to quarterback this week, ran 28 yards for one touchdown and Tervor Blake, the former signal caller, started the night's scoring with a 40-yard run.
Blake also kicked two extra points and Luke Short and Charles Lewis ran for two point conversions.